I walked the Moscone and visited where the vendor booths were setup and took the below pictures. The vendors were out in full force and after first general session I collected approximately 31 t-shirts and miscellaneous gadgets.
The VMUG booth this year was moved to the Moscone West, 2nd floor. There was a hang space, t-shirt giveaway, VMUG Advantage sign-ups, and much more. Overall the booth was a great success servicing hundreds of attendees within the first hours of opening.
This years theme of "Ready for Any" had me wondering, Any what? So, a bit concerned I armed myself for what could be lurking just around the corner. I wasn't sure if NSX Ninjas were going to pop out at any second and attack so I made a mental note to not trust anyone.
Day one announcements made at the first General Session:
Day two brought even more to the stage during the second of the General Sessions:
After the second of the general sessions I headed over to the "Hang Space" for some time to catchup on my notes, re-charge my gear, play some Mrs. Packman and take the EVO Rail challenge. The space was really nice and I enjoyed my time there.
For lunch I went to the VMUG Leader lunch and was delighted to meet some very influential leaders at VMware. (see above picture)
Day three. There was no key note today so I went to my sessions.
The first was "Infrastructure Security Panel Discussion", then onto "vSphere Ask the Experts Panel", followed by "When Money Talks vRealize Business" and finally "Insight Into vSphere 6 vMotion".
For the most part the sessions were good but I felt that the customer led presentations were very watered down. I spoke with others at the event and they agreed.
Day four and its my final session on a "Technical Deep Dive Into Horizon Air". This was a very interesting and one of my favorite sessions I attended. With live demonstrations.
Overall the event was very educational and I had a great time rocking out VMworld 2015! Next year, Vegas!